The British Community’s annual fund-raising blockbuster event for Thai charities will be held again this year on Saturday 28th November at Bangkok Patana School.
Ploenchit Fair is arguably the largest Fair in Asia and is a traditional day for all the family and has been one of the biggest events of the social calendar in Bangkok since it was first held in the British Embassy in 1956. Everybody comes to Ploenchit Fair – you will be guaranteed to meet all your old friends and make new, buy everything and anything you need, enjoy fine international cuisine, totally exhaust your children with the variety of attractions on offer, enjoy our varied entertainment programme on the big stage throughout the day and taking us into the evening. Win many of the thousands of prizes at the stalls and go home rich in the knowledge that every baht you spend will go towards those less fortunate than yourselves.
Once again we will have the all time favourites the the Giant Wave Slide, Shooting Gallery, King of the Mountain, Water Roller Ball, Bungy and more. Many games stalls, the Colouring Competition, Clown Eckie the Ploenchit Clown and Bumrungrad’s Father Christmas will be paying an early visit to the Fair for our younger members.
All the usual old favourites are confirmed – Coconut Shy, Darts, Standard Chartered Bank’s Water Splash, Football Shoot, and Tin Can Alley to name but a few and not to mention whiskey galore to be won on the Bottle Boys stall. Nestle Pirate’s Treasure Island will be full of great prizes and Castrol games for all the family. The British Chamber will be manning their stall, the Grand Raffle, which this year will have 80 top prizes to be won including tickets to London!!!
The Petticoat Lane bazaar, some 50 shopping outlets along with our usual Charity Stalls selling their wares offering a vast array of different products for all your Christmas gifts and needs, handicrafts and ‘bits of nonsense’. Boots, our favourite High Street chemists will have their range of tempting toiletries and cosmetics at great sale prices. Tesco's and Central Food Halls with a range of items at bargain prices.
As always we have a variety of tempting foods - Royal Orchid Sheraton's British Fish & Chips, Fried Chicken and Burgers, Ribs and more from The Londoner, all sorts of pasta, hot dogs, pizzas and steak sandwiches grilled to your taste. Paulaner has ice cold lager in their very nice beer garden! Chang Beer, Thailand’s own will be pulling the pints.
Starting at noon with the British Club Pipers, there will be a variety of bands performing all day through to the close of the fair at 8pm. Music for all tastes, from young musicians at Bangkok Patana School to popular bands in Bangkok, both Thais and Foreigners. This year a fun 'foodpanda' Dance show will also be taking place in-between bands on the main stage with dance competitions for kids and adults alike, just for a laugh, complete with the foodpanda Mascot!
There is no need to carry heavy shopping bags or all your prizes at the Fair, Securitas will be manning a Left Luggage Section and if you run out of money, Various ATM machines are in the grounds. Bumrungrad International Hospital will also have nurses and an Ambulance on hand for any mishaps.>Getting here could never be easier.